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How do I open the following file: H:\Visio Viewer Test\VisioTestTemplate.vsd

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How do I open the following file: H:\Visio Viewer Test\VisioTestTemplate.vsd

Try

Run(@comspec & ' /c "H:\Visio Viewer Test\VisioTestTemplate.vsd"','',@sw_hide)

Assuming that your file associations are correct.



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shouldnt it be

Run(@comspec & ' /c start "H:\Visio Viewer Test\VisioTestTemplate.vsd"','',@sw_hide)
Your version just brings up a command prompt on my computer


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This method uses the file association:

$file = "H:\Visio Viewer Test\VisioTestTemplate.vsd"
Run("rundll32 url.dll, FileProtocolHandler " & $file)

The code is normaly used for opening a website:

$url = "http://www.autoitscript.com"
Run("rundll32 url.dll, FileProtocolHandler " & $url)

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Your version just brings up a command prompt on my computer

If quoted strings are passed to Start, it'll use them as a window title for a new command prompt.

START ["title"][/Dpath] [/MIN] [/MAX] ...etc...

"title" Title to display in window title bar.

@ w0uter: I usually add empty quotes to circumvent this behavior.

Compare these two lines:

Run(@comspec & ' /c start "C:\Program Files"',"",@sw_show)
  Run(@comspec & ' /c start "" "C:\Program Files"',"",@sw_show)

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